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. >> on wednesday romney issue ad statement in which he said fema played a key role during times of disaster. as president i will ensure fema has the funding it need to fulfill its mission while directing maximum resources to the first responders who work tirelessly to help those in need because states and localities are in the best position to get aid to the individuals and communities affected by natural disaster. >> the rhetoric between the two candidates have been toned down that wasn't the case for their running mates. vice president biden accused the romney campaign of lying. it implies the auto bailout is sending u.s. jobs overseas. at a campaign stop paul ryan said the ad was inaccurate. up next on a thursday morning a closer look at some of the damage sandy left behind along the jersey shore. this is the "cbs morning news." do you want to go into space, george? you will have to be very brave. hi, grandma! oh hi,. my little monkey! here. thank you very much. you're welcome. everyone got on and they were off to the launching site. google, how far is earth to the moon? moon is 238,900
by fema officials working to coordinate the government's response to the storm. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> reporter: sandy has turned campaign schedules upside down especially as senator mark warner said in his home state of virginia. >> this storm will cause a little bit of havoc. i was supposed to meet with the president and president clinton on monday. that rally has been cancelled. >> reporter: the latest poll shows virginia a dead heat, an important state for romney. he cancelled three campaign events in the state and is expected in ohio today with paul ryan. >> today when we get home put in the prayers the people in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. >> reporter: ohio is another must-win state. a poll has the race tied 49-49%. >> i know they are chanting four more years but we're chanting all over this country nine more days. >> reporter: on cnn senior obama advisory david axelrod was asked how the storm would impact the race. >> we have to focus on how to help people during the storm and hope it clears out and that by the next weekend we'll
, virginia, this weekend. as nancy cordes reports, president obama received a fema briefing the storm before laeg for new hampshire. >> we're not going to be able to be in virginia tomorrow. we're going to go to ohio instead. >> reporter: hurricane susan is forcing both campaigns to make ajumps. mitt romney canceled three haven'ts in virginia. vice president biden and first lady mivelobama also called off rallies. >> 10 days, new hampshire, 10 days! >> reporter: after getting briefed on the storm today, president obama took his hunt for votes to the live free or die states where he told a group of local teamsters new hampshire's four electoral votes could make all the difference. >> it's very clear that the other side doesn't believe. >> reporter: governor romney spent the day in all-important florida, in pensacola, home to a major nave air station, romney brought up a sore spot from the final debate. >> i made the point our navy is now smaller than any time, well, in almost 100 years. and the president's response was, well, you know, we don't use bayonets and horses anymore. and in fact we
. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> the president said fema will be ready to help wherever sandy hits. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we want to make sure we're anticipating. >> this is supposed to be a week of intense campaigning. the massive storm forced the president to alter his schedule. to beat the weather, he made stopings to florida and northern ohio. mitt romney also cancelled his virginia stops and rerouted himself to ohio, where he joined running mate paul ryan. >> today, when we get home, put into the prayers the people in the east coast in the wake of the big storm that's coming. >> let's not forget the fellow americans of ours. at a second rally in finley, romney talked about the storm. >> i know some people around the country are about to be nervous about the storm. thoughts and prayers of people who fought themselves out of harm's way. >> with the race in dead heat, most candidates plan to hit as many battle grounds as possible. the storm will determine exactly when and where they will get there. drew levinson, cbs news. >> good evening. , everybody. sure, we made it
. that's the largest class ever. a grant from fema is responsible for the new hires. and soon the department will have about 680 firefighters near its prelayoff i level. >>> the dragon landed. the unmanned space x space capsule was safely guided into the pacific ocean off baja after a two week trip to the space station and it brought back nearly a ton of science experiments and equipment. the dragon is the only delivery ship capable of returning cargo now that the shuttle program has ended. >>> big time weather pattern change right here in the bayer and now we're taking about the -- bay area and now we're talking about rain back into the forecast. the rain when you can expect it as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> sunday, october 28th where high temperatures across the bay area today reached a good 14 degrees above normal. we banged anywhere if 66 in half-moon bay to 83 degrees in livermore and also to the south in gilroy outside is our live cbs 5 weather camera. see that right there? to you see it? the -- do you see it? the low clouds, the
. >> president obama toured fema headquarters and says the federal government is standing by to provide assistance. >> and this is a live picture right now at kill devil hills, north carolina. you can see that tide coming in. pretty severe there. transit systems are also being shut down in philadelphia, baltimore and washington. amtrak has suspended service across the northeast. schools are closed today. and the new york stock exchange and nasdaq will also be closed and the united nations has canceled all meetings at headquarters. >> flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours. thousands of flights. boston, new york, philly and washington d.c. just about everything in sandy's sights. so many airlines store planes in those cities, passengers on the west coast will feel the impact throughout the next few days. check flight status well ahead of time and don't go to the airport if it's canceled. four flights have been canceled so far from oakland and san jose. make phone calls, get online and check it out. >> this storm is unprecedented. >> it's something we haven't seen quite a while.
to face the most immediate threats with the storm surge. >> and what's the biggest challenge for fema? >> i think again, we talk about fema, we've got to remember we're back in the governor's -- their teams, they've called out the national guard. we've got a lot of first responders and volunteers. i think the biggest challenge is going to be not knowing exactly where the heaviest hit areas are going to be and the fact the storm's going to take several days to move through the area with heavy rain and wind. so that's going to slow down recovery activities like crews getting out and putting power back up. >> you already mention please evacuate if you're in one of the areas that could be affected. what should people watching know about preparing? >> i think if you haven't gotten ready, your window is closing along the coast. there's still time inland. but i think the bigs thing is to stay off the roads. stay safe. we've seen people losing their lives going out when they didn't need to be out there. if you're somewhere safe, stay there during the storm. if you're not, get
fema and said the federal government is standing by to provide any assistance it can. >> the president has left orlando and canceled a rally headed back to the white house to help deal with the affects of this storm. the evacuation order took place here last night. people filling gas cans and generators. slowly moving out of town. >> i can imagine. there were massive power outages expected before this storm hit. i can see lights behind you but are you hearing about any outages so far where you are? >> oh, yes. there's still power here but there are power outages expected and rolling blackouts on purpose. added extra crews and clearing trees and clear the power lines. the worry is once this water really starts to pile up that it saturates the ground and trees will go down and a lot of folks here need to be prepared for many days without power. >> thank you for that report and be careful out there. thank you. >> if you are planning to fly to the northeast today or tomorrow you are probably out of luck. all flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours, boston, jfk, new york and philad
at the fema national headquarters in washington. good morning. >> good morning. >> what's the most important thing for us to know from your standpoint? >> one, if you are not in an area of immediate danger stay inside, off the roads. we still have dangerous conditions. the other thing is last night president obama talking to the governor s governors of new jersey and new york granted a major presidential disaster declaration in addition to previous assistance to ensure that all resources are being made available to governors. we are very much in a response situation. as you pointed out, this is not over. we are not talking about recovery. we are still talking about loif safety operations and working with the governors' teams to get resources in there as they've requested them. >> let's talk about those search and rescue teams. where are you deploring your resources now? >> teams were moving yesterday. primarily right now we're assisting in new jersey, along some of the coastal communities. this is a rapidly changing situation. as you point out, we are very
. jan crawford reports. >> reporter: in washington, the president was briefed by fema officials working to coordinate the government's response to the storm. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> reporter: sandy has turned campaign schedules upside down, especially as senator mark warner said in his home state of virginia. >> the storm will throw a little havoc into the race. i was supposed to be with the president and president clinton on monday. that rally has been canceled. >> reporter: the latest polls shows virginia now a dead heat and an important state for romney if he's to win on november 6th. he canceled three campaign events today in the state and instead spent the day in ohio with running mate paul ryan. >> let's, today when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. >> ohio is another must-win state. told by a group of ohio newspapers they are tied 49 to 49%. >> i know they're chanting four more years but we're chanting all over this country, nine more days. ( audience chanting: nine more days, nine more
outages. we'll here from governor chris christie of hard-hit new jersey and fema updates us on federal response to the disaster. team coverage of what's left of hurricane sandy coming up a little later on "cbs this morning." for now, though, that will do it for the morning news for this tuesday. as always, appreciate you watching. i'm terrell brown on this very busy tuesday from new york city. take care, everybody. busy tuesday from new york city. take care, everybody. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> super storm sandy roaring ashore and slams right into the east coast. what a night and now, all the clean-up. good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, october 30. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now just about 4:30. we are going to chec
fema headquarters and says the federal government is standing by to provide any assistance it can. >> reporter: i hope you can get a sense here of just how huge these waves have become. they have broached the board walk. the water is under the hotels and restaurants. it's quite an indication of how much this water is going to be piling up later. >> no kidding. and we know a lot of power outages are expected. anything in that area so far? >> reporter: no. all the power is still on for now. but there is a lot of anticipation, there are going to be rolling blackouts. and utility crews are out here trimming trees trying to keep the power lines clear. when this water really starts moving inland, if there's wind, could topple the trees and bringing down the power lines. >> okay. stay safe out there. susan live in delaware. thank you. >> hurricane sandy is affecting air travel worldwide even at sfo. all flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours. elissa over at sfo speaking with some of the travellers. have most of them gotten the warning or are some surprised? >> reporter: most tr
disaster to ever hit the new york transit system. so severe that fema is bringing in this team from the army corps of engineers to help. the same group brought in to new orleans after hurricane katrina. >> we expect it to be a challenging engineering problem, and getting that all storm surge back out and up and running again, will take some time and engineering talent and a lot of willpower. >> reporter: they'll also need electric power, something 323,000 customers in new york city are still without. workers are pumping around the clock to remove sea water from underground equipment. but dark skylines and dangerous intersections will be the new normal in lower manhattan and some parts of the outer boroughs for a while longer. utility companies say it might be a week before power is fully restored. city buses here in new york resume full service today to get the city going again. there will be fare-free rides. no charge. also today we saw for the first time ferry service from new jersey resuming. back to you. >> and there is much more than water damage in new york city. there was a d
expectations beyond that it is impossible for fema to respond to local responses if the local governments and state governments decide not to do it. >> you were campaigning in florida with governor romney saying that the president, president obama doesn't have the humility to reach out and find common ground to solve problems. why would you say that? >> well, i was struck in these three events with governor romney, these are partisan conservative republican crowds, 5,000 each maybe in each one of these stops. i was struck by their response to his appeal to bipartisanship and his commitment to do so. i think the country irrespective of ideology is yearning for political figures to be creative and innovative and determined to find common ground. i think the president has spent most of his time explaining away why it hasn't worked the way he wanted to and dividing the country. i'm not optimistic if he's re-elected he'll do anything different than what he has done. i hope i'm wrong. but i believe mitt romney will be elected president and it was more a response to listen to his message and to
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